Midfielder Olivier Kemen joins Lyon from Newcastle

Olivier Kemen
Kemen captained France U19s at July's European Championship where they lost to Spain in the semi-finals

Midfielder Olivier Kemen has left Newcastle to join French side Lyon for a fee of 750,000 euros (£550,000).

Kemen, 19, signed for Newcastle from Metz in 2013 but never made a competitive first-team appearance.

"Officially a Lyon player. Really happy to sign this great club," the Frenchman wroteexternal-link on Twitter.

Lyon, who finished second in Ligue 1 last year, confirmed the moveexternal-link and also the signings of midfielders Lucas Tousart and Sergi Darder.